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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your go-to perfume/fragrance right now?Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

I’ve been really loving Lacoste’s Love of Pink and Pacifica’s Lotus Garden lately!
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The team over at Reanamation Studios was inspired by the women of the U.S. military. Reana Leena was the makeup artist, Teresa Wood was responsible for wardrobe and photography, and Natalie Lageder was the model. Enjoy!

Reana’s Inspiration

I decided that there was no need to look around the world for an exotic warrior woman. We are from Oceanside, CA, home of the Camp Pendleton United States Marine Corps base. There are so many brave “warrior” woman fighting in the US military and this photo shoot is a way to celebrate their heroism.

Get the Look

  • Eyes: Painterly paint pot, Naked Lunch eyeshadow, Humid eyeshadow, Sketch eyeshadow, Ricepaper eyeshadow, Coffee eyeliner, Teddy kohl eyeliner
  • Face: Fix + Rose, Strobe Cream, Prep & Prime Line Filler, Prep & Prime Skin, Bare Minerals Foundation in Light, Blunt blush, Perfect Topping MSF, Refined MSF, Gold Deposit MSF, Reflects Gold
  • Lips: Brick lip liner, “Red” She Said lipstick, Love Alert dazzleglass

See close-ups and a full face photo! Continue reading →

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009


Naked Honey Skin Salve

Sneak Peek: MAC Cosmetics’ Naked Honey Collection

MAC’s Naked Honey Collection is just around the corner, and here’s yet another peek at what’s to come. (We already did a nice sneak peek of Honey Light High-Light Powder, Pollinator & Creme de Miel Eyeshadows, too!) Today, we’re unveiling Buzz lipglass ($14.00), Naked Honey Skin Salve ($18.50), and Golden Nectar High-Light Powder ($24.50).

Thoughts

  • Buzz lipglass is a semi-sheer coppery-red-brown with golden shimmer. It gives nice color to lips without being too red or bold.
  • Golden Nectar high-light powder is a semi-sheer, silky peachy-tan powder. While it looks awfully shimmery from the get-go, beware that it is merely an overspray. The product beneath the shimmery overspray is still very nice, as it is a smooth, silky powder with very subtle shimmer/sheen. You could almost think of it as more of a bronzer than anything else.
  • Naked Honey Skin Salve is a floral-honey scented clear salve/balm. The pot you get is a bit on the small side, though it contains 1.41 oz (or 40 grams). Relative to other salves, like Rosebud ($6 for 0.8 oz. or $12 for just about as much as MAC’s), which is probably one of the cheaper salves that I can think of. Since it is MAC, the price isn’t quite as skewed high as I originally thought. It’s very emollient and sinks into skin quickly without leaving behind any greasiness. I definitely lean towards using this more as a lip balm than anything else, but that’s more of a personal preference. I keep mine on my night stand for a quick balm before bedtime.

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Here’s another entry into our Warrior Women Challenge! This time we have a dark, sultry look by Ina. To clarify, there are no winners, no prizes, and no awards in Temptalia Challenges. Challenges are designed to inspire and share creativity. You will see entries for our latest challenge throughout the week! :)

Ina’s Inspiration

When talking about warrior woman I think about the woman in old Sparta, they lived in a warrior town and were trained to fight and to teach their children to fight for their city. In city of Sparta woman learned to speak their mind, they had more rights then other woman in Greek. They had to be strong to have healthy and strong children. From all Greek people came to se the beautiful women of Sparta fight. It’s from this culture is took my inspiration!

Get the Look

  • Eyes: Suds N Sass Smoked Mauve (used wet), Suds N Sass Blue Velvet, Glamour Doll Disco White, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, Gosh Black Eye Liner, Shiseido Mascara Base, Maybelline Colossal Mascara
  • Face: Everyday Minerals Original Glo Foundation in Soft Butter Peach, MAC NW20 Select Coverup, Guerlain Beige CHic Meteorites, Everyday Minerals All Smiles Blush, Suds N Sass Snow White Eyeshadow
  • Lips: MAC Secret Crush See-Thru Lip Colour, MAC Underage Lipglass

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The Hit List

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Gold Rebel Lipglass!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Gold Rebel Lipglass from the limited edition MAC Style Warrior Collection. Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us why you want to win. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

All entries must be submitted by May 28th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. That’s it! This contest is only open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws.

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